Outdoor movie at Commodore Perry Estate
Outdoor movie at Commodore Perry Estate

Austin Film Society Presents: "Without Getting Killed Or Caught"

  • Hosted by local film non-profit, Austin Film Society, founded by Richard Linklater
  • Film screening hosted by filmmakers
  • Musical tribute by local legendary musician Bruce Robison before film
  • Q&A with filmmakers after film

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The Experience

Join us in the Estate gardens for a private screening of Austin Film Society supported film, "Without Getting Killed or Caught", the new documentary about the legendary Guy Clark and winner of the Louis Black Lone Star Award at SXSW 2021. We'll be gathering for a special evening including discussions with co-directors Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield, as well as Bruce Robison, who will offer a musical tribute.

Guy Clark

Austin Film Society Presents: A Private Screening of "Without Getting Killed or Caught" and Musical Tribute by Bruce Robison

Austin Film Society is a local non-profit founded in 1985 by filmmaker Richard Linklater that creates life-changing opportunities for filmmakers, catalyzes Austin and Texas as a creative hub, and brings the community together around great film. We're partnering with them to present a private screening and support the re-opening of their Austin movie theater. WITHOUT GETTING KILLED OR CAUGHT is the true story of Guy Clark, the dean of Texas songwriters, who struggles to write poetic songs while balancing a complicated marriage with wife Susanna, and a deep friendship with Townes Van Zandt, on whom Susanna forged a passionate dependence.

Narrated in Susanna’s voice by Academy Award-winner Sissy Spacek, the documentary follows the trio as they rise from obscurity to reverence: Guy, struggling to establish himself as the Dylan Thomas of American music, while Susanna pens hit songs and paints album covers for top artists, and Townes spirals in self-destruction after writing some of Americana music’s most enduring and influential ballads. (Dirs. Tamara Saviano & Paul Whitfield, 2020, 95 minutes)


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